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The World of Wipes Innovation Award® recognizes and rewards innovation within the entire wipes value chain that utilizes nonwoven fabric/technology in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens. Presented annually, eligible categories include, but are not limited to: raw materials, roll goods, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives and end-use products.

Product Eligibility:

Companies are encouraged to nominate their own product(s) for the World of Wipes Innovation Award®, but only one (1) product per company will be selected as a finalist. To qualify for consideration as a nominee for the World of Wipes Innovation Award®, all nominated products must:

  •    Be involved in some portion of the process and production of a nonwoven wipe product. Competition is open to all wipes utilizing a nonwoven fabric.
  •    Have been introduced to the consumer market, or to the trade, within the 24 months preceding the event date.
  •    Not have been selected as a finalist in any previous World of Wipes Innovation Award® competition and not have been a winner of any other INDA award. A nominated product not selected as a finalist or other award winner may be nominated the following year, but no more than two (2) nominations total.
  •    Finalists must agree to present their product in person at the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference and to provide a digital 300 dpi/1MB high resolution image of their product for promotional purposes.

Product Criteria:

Nominated products should demonstrate advancements in one or more of the following categories:

  •    Creativity (Was there imaginative skill used to create a solution to a known problem?)
  •    Novelty of approach (Is the method or thought process used to create the product new?)
  •    Uniqueness (Is this the only product of its type in the marketplace?)
  •    Technical sophistication (Does the product/process use nonwoven technology in an intellectually elegant manner?)


Prior Winners:

  • 2023: Indorama Ventures and Polymateria – Nonwoven Wipe Using Biotransformation Technology
  • 2022: Nice-Pak – SecureFLUSH™ Technology Flushable Wipes
  • 2021: Kimberly-Clark – Scott® Sanitizing Wipes
  • 2020: Berk International – Food Fresh Liners
  • 2019: Kelheim Fibres GmbH – Danufil®QR Fibres
  • 2018: Diamond Wipes International – Hero Wipes™
  • 2017: Berry Plastics – Chicopee Microfiber Floor Care System
  • 2016: Tec Laboratories – Tecnu Bites & Stings Medicated Itch and Pain Relief Wipes
  • 2015: Clorox – ScrubSingles Kitchen pads
  • 2014: ITW Professional Brands – Sertun™ Rechargeable Sanitizer Indicator Towels
  • 2013: TapeMark – Snapplicator™
  • 2012: Sani Professional® – Table Turners® No-Rinse Sanitizing Wipes
  • 2011:  Professional Disposables International, Inc. (PDI) – Sani-Cloth® AF Germicidal Disposable Wipe
  • 2010: Nice-Pak – Eco Pak
  • 2009: SC Johnson – Windex® Outdoor All In One Wipe
  • 2008: KlenzPod – KlenzPod